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The Classic Trap Game: New York Rangers Fall to Oilers 2-1, Take on Pittsburgh Tonight
February 7th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Chalk this one up to "live and learn." The Rangers came out flat against an inferior opponent, played a sloppy first, and were never able to fully seize control of the game in falling 2-1 to the downtrodden Oilers. Some notes on the performance: -Edmonton is a talented--but bad--hockey team. When dealing...

Mats Zuccarello, His NHL Career Risen from the Ashes, Continues to Prove That Size Doesn’t Matter
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1***It was the great philosopher Yoda who once said: "Size matters not." It's a saying the New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello appears determined to prove true each and very time he steps on the ice. Zuccarello may not have the powers of The Force like our fuzzy green make-believe friend, but what...

New York Rangers Place Rick Nash on Injured Reserve
February 23rd, 2013 at 1:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers still won't tell us what's wrong with Rick Nash, but they put him on IR today to make room on the roster fore call-up Christian Thomas. The team put him on retroactive to last Sunday, so if he's healthy, he'll be eligible to play Tuesday against Winnipeg. The...

New York Rangers: Early Season Home Games Good or Bad for the Team?
February 21st, 2013 at 2:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** After tonight's game in Ottawa against the Senators, the Rangers will have completed a third of their 2013 NHL season. Most of that has been on home ice, so it will be interesting to see how the team responds to its first "real" road trip. You may be asking what exactly...

Brad Richards of New York Rangers is Best Candidate for a Buyout
February 21st, 2013 at 10:20 AM
***VIDEO1*** Examining the salary cap situation for the New York Rangers, it's easy to point to Brad Richards to be the subject to an amnesty buyout. The new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement created a clause that every team would be subject to two amnesty buyouts that wouldn't result in a cap penalty....

New York Rangers: Rick Nash Doesn’t Travel with Team to Ottawa
February 20th, 2013 at 2:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** Let the speculation commence. Things are going from bad to worse for New York Ranger fans as it was announced Rick Nash won't be traveling with the team to Ottawa to take on the Senators tomorrow. Rangers head coach John Tortorella is still being hush-hush on the subject, just claiming that the...

New York Rangers Unlikely to Make Offer for Ryan O’Reilly Despite Rumors
February 17th, 2013 at 2:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ryan O'Reilly had a great year for the Colorado Avalanche last season, leading the team with 55 points. The 22-year-old center has been unable to come to terms on a new deal, however. Pat Leonard of the Daily News confirmed that the Rangers have interest in the forward, but we suspect...

New York Rangers Off to Slow Start, No Reason for Panic
January 23rd, 2013 at 3:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** When talking to various New York Rangers fans, there seems to be a sense of panic after the team's 0-2 start to the shortened 2013 NHL season. But what for? Is it because of the pressure that there are only 46 games remaining on the schedule? Because in hindsight, there's still a...

New York Rangers Lose Season Opener 3-1 to Boston Bruins
January 20th, 2013 at 1:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers played sloppy hockey to open the season and lost 3-1 to the Boston Bruins as a result. It was the first game action since last season for many, and it showed on the ice. There were a plethora of penalties on each side, including two fights in...

Rick Nash is Ready to Make New York Rangers Debut
January 19th, 2013 at 1:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** The wait is over for the New York Rangers prized offseason acquisition. The New York Rangers made headlines when they traded Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a first-round draft pick for Rick Nash this summer. Analysts raved over the move, thinking Nash's offensive skills would finally put the Rangers...

New York Rangers Set Opening Night Lineup
January 18th, 2013 at 4:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** The long lockout and the shortened training camp made roster selections that much easier for the New York Rangers for the 2013 season. The long layoff provided winger Marian Gaborik time to heal his shoulder, while the week-long training camp didn't allow for much competition for guys on the third and...

New York Rangers Place Defenseman Wade Redden on Waivers
January 16th, 2013 at 4:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers entered the first step of clearing ties with 35-year-old defenseman Wade Redden and his six-year, $39 million contract by placing him on waivers Wednesday. Assuming Redden clears waivers, which would be a shock if he didn't, the team would notify he and his agent Don Meehan that...

NHL Lockout Over, What It Means for the New York Rangers
January 15th, 2013 at 2:57 PM
***VIDEO1*** With the NHL lockout come and gone, we will finally have a 2013 hockey season, even though it will be very short. Teams will play 48 games in 99 days, a grueling pace for such a physical game. With the schedules released, the New York Rangers will have comfortable start, but...

NHL Lockout News for Those Interested
December 18th, 2012 at 10:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** We here at Rangers 101 just want to start by apologizing for not providing content about your New York Rangers for the past month. However, it's not entirely our fault as there technically isn't much to report on. Games have been canceled through Dec. 30, and it looks as though a...

New York Rangers’ Carl Hagelin Done in Sweden
November 21st, 2012 at 9:22 AM
***VIDEO1*** We knew Carl Hagelin had returned to New York to rehab his shoulder injury, but now he's officially done playing for Sodertalje SK. The team officially terminated Hagelin's contract, so the young winger will no longer return to the club. He came home to avoid further injury, and looks as if...

New York Rangers’ Brad Richard to Host Charity Sake for Hurricane Sandy Victims
November 14th, 2012 at 3:30 PM
***PHOTO2*** Brad Richards has been known to be very charitable with his money. He'll continue to demonstrate that Friday Nov. 16 when he and his New York Rangers teammates will host a charity clinic for kids at the Staten Island Skating Pavilion. Along with Richards will be Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi, Carl Hagelin,...

New York Rangers’ Carl Hagelin to Leave Sweden
November 12th, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Carl Hagelin injured his shoulder while playing for Sodertalje SK and each report on the injury gets worse and worse for the New York Rangers. ***PHOTO1*** Reports say Hagelin will be on his way back to New York to rehab the injured shoulder that was initially thought to be a very minor...

New York Rangers’ Carl Hagelin Injury Might Be Serious
November 3rd, 2012 at 12:24 PM
***VIDEO1*** Carl Hagelin has been a welcomed edition to the New York Rangers because of his speed and how he goes after the puck. When playing in Sweden, he kept his foot on the gas pedal which resulted in a shoulder injury last week. The injury was originally believed not to be...

NHL Lockout 2012: Winter Classic Latest Cancelation
November 2nd, 2012 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 will go down as the darkest day of the 2012 NHL lockout. The NHL and NHLPA have still yet to reach a new collective bargaining agreement which has resulted in the cancelation of hundreds of games, which has led to significant revenue loss and potentially irreversible damage...

BREAKING: Michael Del Zotto Joins Swiss Club
October 31st, 2012 at 12:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** According to the club's website, Michael Del Zotto has reached an agreement to play for Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of Swiss National A League. It was speculated that Del Zotto would be joining a European team at some point this week, and in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the news has finally been...